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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,463
Posted By 51woodie
Re: Macs

Living in Northern Ontario is costly for getting parts delivered. I ordered a US$10.00 tail light lens for my '46, and the total delivered to the house, including the part, shipping, import duty and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 698
Posted By 51woodie
Re: Fan oil

30-9. I would suggest that you remove the fan assembly and dismantle it to get rid of the old oil and clean it up. You have no way of draining the old oil without tearing it down. You will need two...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By 51woodie
Re: 1946 Mercury/Ford Dash Light Switch Removal.

Super. Would a bad dash light dimmer switch cause the tail lights to not work? I had to repair mine because the dash lights didn't work, but it didn't affect the tail lights.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By 51woodie
Re: 1946 Mercury/Ford Dash Light Switch Removal.

Phil. Best thing to do is get your volt meter and start checking various connections to determine if the problem is the light switch. Assuming your Merc is similar/same as my 46 Ford, and the light...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By 51woodie
Re: Rear Seat

Check this link on the early Ford V8 site.
https://www.earlyfordv8.org/forum/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=18&Topic=13197
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 803
Posted By 51woodie
Re: 1953 239 flat head

Tubman beat me to it, but you will get several different opinions on what oil to use. I have a stock "46 flathead 8, an I made the choice to use Shell Rotella T4 15-40 in my engine. I get good oil...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 649
Posted By 51woodie
Re: Whining noise from my 8BA

When I am looking for an intake/vacuum leak, I use a hand held propane torch. Start the engine, and leave it idle. Turn on the torch valve a bit and pass the nozzle close to the base and sides of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-01-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By 51woodie
Re: Carb Deterioration

One fellow in our club had the same concern about cross contamination at the pump, so he takes a 2 gallon (lawn mower) can with him when he fills his 'stock '48. He fills the 2 gallon, then fills up...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By 51woodie
Re: Fuel Level Gauge Problem

I finally got the sender working correctly, if even temporarily. First, the fluid in the plastic float. I could not get any fluid out of it, no matter how hard I squeezed, so I drilled a .020" hole...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By 51woodie
Re: Leaking transmission 47 monarch

I used coiled roll pins to connect the shift arms to the shafts. Working good so far, and are nice and tight. They come in various sizes, and can be bought in small quantities (2) from most...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By 51woodie
Re: Leaking transmission 47 monarch

47Monarch I did the seals on my "46 Coupe. I posted on the EFV8 site, and got some good suggestions, similar to here on the Barn. As my '46 has a removeable floor plate, I could remove the shift...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By 51woodie
Re: Fuel Level Gauge Problem

I forgot to ask the orientation of the sender arm when installed. I assume it would be sideways in the tank?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By 51woodie
Fuel Level Gauge Problem

It all started when I got my dash gauges working, and found the fuel gauge to be inaccurate. A full tank was showing 3/4 full, and empty still had about 5 gallons in the tank. I tested the volts at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By 51woodie
Re: Clock Repair on the '47

RKS That was an interesting post. My '46 Super Deluxe Coupe was built late in the year, and has an electric clock. I wonder if the trim level had a bearing on which type of clock was installed. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,478
Posted By 51woodie
Re: Identifying carburetors

This post refers to 48 and 97 carbs. The carb on my '46 (late year build) has the number 59 cast on the body and Ford on the other side. What company built this carb? Is it comparable to the 48/97...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By 51woodie
Re: Converting 1940 Ford backing plates to self-energizing brakes

I did front and rear on my '46. I had to do a bit of grinding on the front spindle castings to get the backing plate to seat. Other than that, all went well. The kits are available from Speedway...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 685
Posted By 51woodie
Re: installation of 12V fuel pump on 39 Ford

Check this website. Summit lists several pumps, and one may suit your needs. I have a 6v on my '46 with a filter on the inlet of the pump, and only use it to "prime" the mechanical pump/carb if the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By 51woodie
Buzzer for Signal Lights

Others may have installed an indicating buzzer for their accessory signals, but I thought I would add my information. At 70 years, my ears don't work so good, and I couldn't hear that little click...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By 51woodie
Re: Any one know what year, make and what the vac. Switch does

Looks the same as the one in my 46 Super Deluxe
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By 51woodie
Re: speedometer issue

Bobís Speedometer in Michigan is the place I sent mine to and they did an excellent job on my 46 speedo and clock
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By 51woodie
Re: Adding an electric fuel pump

I would suggest that you take a look at an Airtex pump. They are a flow through design, and come in 6 or 12 volt with a variety of pressures so you wont need a pressure regulator. I have one on my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-06-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,451
Posted By 51woodie
Re: Teenager cleaning flathead electrolysis

He is a sharp young lad, but has a bit to learn about safety. Pressure washing without eye protection is not a good thing. I worked in heavy industry and saw people damage their eyes doing jobs...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-06-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By 51woodie
Re: Amount of grease for 46 Driveline

Gentlemen. Thank you for the info. My car is not raked so Iím not worried about diff oil in the driveshaft. Because I donít know how much grease is in the joint, I will make the assumtion that it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-06-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 964
Posted By 51woodie
Re: Installing new dual points

One suggestion on 38billís idea is, make sure the ďalignment bolts that you cut the heads off have a slot cut in the end of the bolt (hacksaw will do it) so you can use a short screwdriver to remove...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By 51woodie
Amount of grease for 46 Driveline

Iím not sure what the PO did as far as greasing the driveline, or how much is already in the u-joint or driveshaft bearing, so the questions are:
Can the u-joint/clamshell be overgreased?
If...
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